Forgiveness is a tricky thing

Forgiveness is a tricky thing

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  This past week marked Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year. While I know only a little bit about all the traditions around one of the faith’s holiest of holidays, the part that has always stuck with...
Rockstar Donor: Traci Weinstein

Rockstar Donor: Traci Weinstein

At eight months old, Traci was adopted from Guatemala. Now, as a 10 year old in the Rochester, NY area, she is doing her part to help the people of her native country! Traci, along with her mom and her sister Brooke, set a goal of collecting 25,000 pairs of shoes for...
What is home?

What is home?

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  Yesterday, I flew into Nashville on an early flight. As we descended, and the green hills and skyline became more and more defined, I had this incredible feeling of both excitement and peace. Excitement because of...
A network of gratitude

A network of gratitude

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  As I’ve written before, I’m a runner. The first weekend in September found me at the starting line of one of the tougher mountain 100-milers in the US, the Wastach 100. It more than lived up to it’s billing and,...
Even with abundance there need not be waste

Even with abundance there need not be waste

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:   Several years ago, as one of my annual goals, I decided to read a poem a day. Thankfully, there’s a free service (donate if you like them!) from poets.org called “poem a day” that gets emailed to me every...
48 million going hungry in the US

48 million going hungry in the US

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  Labor Day, along with Thanksgiving, is one of my favorite holidays. I’m a big believer in the dignity of work and how it brings so much more benefit than just income. Pride, satisfaction and being a productive...
Because I Can

Because I Can

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  It’s not often that pragmatism and inspiration come in the same package, yet I often find both when I read Seth Godin. A recent post of his was no exception:   Treating people with kindness One theory says...
Rockstar Donor: Halina Walters

Rockstar Donor: Halina Walters

Meet Halina Walters.  Halina is 11 years old and lives in the Bay Area in Northern California.  Halina recently asked her mother if she could do something philanthropic for her birthday in-lieu of gifts.  She had heard about kids in other countries and in our own that...

What Do We Need From Haiti?

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster: Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Haiti with Soles4Souls for the fourth time in less than two years.  I was joined by an amazing group of people who have collected more than 200,000 pairs of shoes in...

Pat’s Haiti Journal: Part II

This is part 2 of Pat’s trip to Haiti: May 21, 2014: Wednesday Awoke during the night.  Where am I really?  Right. Haiti. Soles4Souls. This was a choice, Pat.  Take it all in.  Relish your time here.  Give back your blessings. OMG! A cold shower.  I kept running...